John was born 11 Jun 1672 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts and married 28 May 1697, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, Mary CASH the daughter of William CASH and Elizabeth LAMBERT. She was born 29 April 1675 in Salen, Essex, Massachusetts and died 10 July 1710 in New Salem, Franklin, Massachusetts. John died 28 July 1564, in New Salem, Franklin, Massachusetts.
according to some researchers, he was born in 1675 and died in 1761.
John Meacham was Proprietor of the settlement of New Salem, Massachusetts.
Notes from Linda Smith's family tree:
John Meacham (was) Bellman of Old Salem in 1727, may have come (to New Salem) as early as 1744, when he was "of New Salem". He was baptized at 88 years of age in New Salem church. He sold his original right to (his son) Jeremiah in 1761. Considering the numbers of his clan and their various frontier dramas, he must have been a venerated founder of the settlement through all the years of its formation.
"The first settlers in New Salem were mostly from the towns of Salem, Danvers, and Peabody. The proprietors had a difficult time persuading men to settle in the rugged wilderness. According to legend, settlement began in 1737 after a premium of £10 was offered to Jeremiah Meacham, son of proprietor John Meacham. By 1760 New Salem had a population of approximately 300."
He wrote this as a labor of love, and all the research materials are available in public documents. It was a limited edition, and copies were placed in the Library of Congress, New Salem Public Library, Petersham Public Library, Swift River Valley Historical Society.
Much of this information was updated and included here by me. There are also several discrepancies in this database that were corrected by me by using New Salem Vital Records and other sources that I have found. Thanks and enjoy!
John Meacham - son of Jeremiah and Mary Trask Meacham, b. 1673, Salem, d. 1761, New Salem, md. Mary Cash, 1697, Salem, b. Apr. 29, 1675, Salem, dau. of William and Elizabeth Lambert Cash. Ch. b. at Salem:Elizabeth - b. c. 1698.?
John Meacham, Bellman of Old Salem in 1727, may have come as early as 1744, when he was "of New Salem". He was baptized at 88 years of age in New Salem church. He sold his original right to Jeremiah in 1761. Considering the numbers of his clan and their various frontier dramas, he must have been a venerated founder of the settlement through all the years of its formation.
Re: William Cash of Scotland Master Mariner, Captain of the "Good Intent" Emigrated approx 1666 (although shipping done prior to that) I am looking for any and all information related to this William Cash family.
Descendants of William Cash, the Mariner
1. William Cash the Mariner b: Bet. 1625 - 1640 in Scotland d: Aft. 1717 in Massachusetts + Elisabeth Lambert m: Oct 1667 2. William Cash b: 22 Feb 1668/69 in Salem, Massachusetts 2. Elizabeth Cash b: 10 Jul 1672 in Salem, Massachusetts 2. John Cash b: 10 Jul 1671 in Salem, Massachusetts d: 24 Jul 1671 in Salem, Massachusetts 2. Ann Cash b: 29 Apr 1675 in Salem, Massachusetts 2. Mary Cash b: 29 Apr 1675 in Salem, Massachusetts + John Meacham m: 28 May 1697 2. Hester Cash b: 09 Mar 1678/79 in Salem, Massachusetts + Joseph Flanders m: 05 Aug 1700 2. John Cash b: 10 Jul 1672 in Salem, Massachusetts d: 26 Aug 1674 in Salem, Massachusetts
I am descended from the nephew (William Cash settling in Virginia) of this Salem mariner, William Cash. But - am extremely interested in this Salem branch of the family. Thank you for any help that can be provided. Patricia Adams
CHILDREN of John MEACHAM and Mary CASH:
1. ELIZABETH b: Abt 1698; Salen, Essex, Massachusetts. md: Abt 1720; , Essex, Massachusetts. John PERRY 2. ISAAC b: Abt 1700; Salen, Essex, Massachusetts. md: 17 Feb 1725; Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. Lydia LEIGHTON d: Bef 1738; , , Massachusetts. 3. JONATHAN b: Abt 1702; Salen, Essex, Massachusetts. md: ; , , . Thankfull RUGG 4. EDWARD b: 15 Dec 1704; Salen, Essex, Massachusetts. md: 26 Jul 1727; , , Massachusetts. Jane FRANKLIN d: 11 Sep 1765; Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Note: In the Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Vol. I (Jan. 6, 1706 through Dec. 31, 1734), Yale University Press, 1959, it is written that Benjamin's sister Jane married Edward "Mecom" who was a saddler of Boston. Their childrens' names, birthdates, and spouses are also given. 5. WILLIAM b: Abt 1706; Salen, Essex, Massachusetts. md: 14 Aug 1731; Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. Mary BATES d: 11 Aug 1789; Windhan, Windham, Connecticut. 6. MARY chr: 18 Apr 1708; Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. md: 27 Nov 1723; Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. Abraham FOWLER + 7. JEREMIAH b: 16 Jul 1710; Salen, Essex, Massachusetts. md: 10 Apr 1732; Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. Rebecca HAWKINS d: 1766; , Essex, Massachusetts. 8. JOSEPH b: 15 Apr 1714; Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. d: 32 May 1794; Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut. md: ; , , . Hannah LANGRIN md: ; , , . Sarah WRIGHT 9. ISRAEL b: 18 JUL 1715; , , Massachusetts. md: ; , , . Thankfull HILLAM d: 3 Dec 1760; Salisbury, Litchfield, Connecticut.Back to Jeremiah MEACHAM II's Family Page
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